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Caroline runs a family back-up service, but can she let Sylvia join Household Solutions?

Two very different women battle to run a domestic service together. Stars Anna Massey.

Comedy by Lesley Bruce about two very different women who run a domestic service together

Caroline (Deborah Findlay) is running Household Solutions on her own from the student rooms she is renting - just leaflets through doors, offering a family back-up service. After a chance meeting with Sylvia (Anna Massey), Sylvia is sure she could be helpful to the business. Caroline is sure she couldn't.

Sylvia persists and, against her better judgement, Caroline gets drawn in. And gradually, gradually, throughout the series, a mutual respect is formed and a strong business, MiraclesRus, is built up.

Sylvia - Anna Massey

Caroline - Deborah Findlay

Tanya - Alison Pettitt

Written by Lesley Bruce.

Written by Lesley Bruce.

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Can Sylvia and Caroline help with a case of inadvertently encouraged romantic interest?

Two very different women battle to run a domestic service together. Stars Anna Massey.

Comedy by Lesley Bruce about two very different women who run a domestic service together

The man lurking outside turns out not to be the private detective Sylvia supposes, but a potential client. He has inadvertently encouraged a middle-aged American academic, in whom he has no romantic interest, to have hopes of a shared future. She is arriving next week. Can MiraclesRus help?

Caroline....Deborah Findlay

Sylvia....Anna Massey

James Linnet....David Horovitch

Mary Beth Haldeman.... Laura Shavin

Pianist....Jeremy Limb

Written by Lesley Bruce

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

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Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client.

Two very different women battle to run a domestic service together. Stars Anna Massey.

Comedy by Lesley Bruce about two very different women who run a domestic service together

Caroline and Sylvia are dubious over a new client, but a weekend away dampens any misgivings. Stars Anna Massey. From June 2010.

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Caroline and Sylvia are engaged to bid at an auction but find more than they bargained for

Comedy by Lesley Bruce about two very different women who run a domestic service together

Caroline's car gives up the ghost. It will cost more to have it mended than the business can afford.

They have been asked to attend an auction at a country house to bid for a Lot for a client and Sylvia will drive them there in her car - a car Caroline knew nothing about. They turn left all the way. They find the client's item, but, also find Caroline's grand-mother's silver dressing table set, sold with everything else when her husband's fraud brought their lives crashing down.

Whilst Caroline reflects with a cigarette outside she bumps into Lauren, soon to be ex-wife of the pop star who owns the house and all the contents that are being auctioned. The women, united by events, strike up a friendship. Meanwhile, Sylvia meets Lambourn the Gardener and they realise they are kindred spirits.

Caroline....Deborah Findlay

Sylvia....Anna Massey

Lauren....Madeleine Bowyer

Lambourn....Trevor Peacock

Carl Bailey....Nigel Hastings

Auctioneer....Michael Shelford

Written by Lesley Bruce

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

Music and stings from the music of Nick Drake. Theme: "When the Day is Done" and stings: "Time of No Reply" and "Cello Song".

Caroline's car gives up the ghost. It will cost more to have it mended than the business can afford.

They have been asked to attend an auction at a country house to bid for a Lot for a client and Sylvia will drive them there in her car - a car Caroline knew nothing about. They turn left all the way. They find the client's item, but, also find Caroline's grand-mother's silver dressing table set, sold with everything else when her husband's fraud brought their lives crashing down.

Whilst Caroline reflects with a cigarette outside she bumps into Lauren, soon to be ex-wife of the pop star who owns the house and all the contents that are being auctioned. The women, united by events, strike up a friendship. Meanwhile, Sylvia meets Lambourn the Gardener and they realise they are kindred spirits.

Lauren....Madeleine Bowyer

Lambourn....Trevor Peacock

Carl Bailey....Nigel Hastings

Auctioneer....Michael Shelford